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MATH 113 - Intermediate Algebra for College Students


Credits: 4
Lecture Contact Hours: 4
Description: Review of algebraic operations; problem-solving strategies; integer and rational exponents; complex numbers; solving equations; function concepts; graphs and applications of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and systems of equations are the topics covered in this course.

Prerequisites: MATH 053  with a minimum grade of 2.0, or overall high school GPA of 2.8 or higher, a minimum score of 19 ACT-Math, 25 SAT-Math, 78 CPT-Elementary Algebra or 250 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Mathematics
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Solve linear and quadratic equations and related applications using one variable.
  2. Solve equations that are quadratic in form and related applications using one variable.
  3. Solve radical equations and related applications using one variable.
  4. Solve rational equations and related applications using one variable.
  5. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations and related applications using one variable.
  6. Perform operations on functions.
  7. Transform radical expressions to the simplest form.
  8. Transform expressions with integer and rational exponents to simplest form.
  9. Solve linear systems of equations algebraically and graphically.
  10. Translate application problems into a linear system.
  11. Solve simple and compound linear inequalities in one variable both algebraically and graphically.
  12. Solve second-degree inequalities in one variable both algebraically and graphically.
  13. Solve first-degree inequalities in two variables both algebraically and graphically.
  14. Solve inequalities and equations containing absolute value both algebraically and graphically.
  15. Solve applications of functions involving two variables.
  16. Determine the inverse of a function algebraically or graphically.
  17. Graph quadratic functions.
  18. Graph exponential and logarithmic functions.



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